Treyarch’s Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar, has tweeted about how he ‘f*cked up’ with the ‘Second Chance’ perk in Black Ops and how he and the team ‘meant well’.
‘Second Chance’ is a tier 3 multiplayer perk that allows players to survive lethal damage and use a pistol for 10 seconds while downed before dying, the Pro version allowing increased bleed out time (30 seconds) and the option for teammates to revive you.
The player is invulnerable when being shot into Second Chance but becomes vulnerable after the falling animation with only 1 hit-point and may be killed by anything that does damage, even flashbang blasts.
A following tweet also states that David is “really sorry about that challenge to cap flags for Pro perks. That was another bad idea. Long story. Filled with regret”.